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Carthage Retires Red Men, Lady Reds As Athletic Team Names

After a thorough review, Carthage College has retired its existing athletic team names and will begin to search for a unifying replacement. Acting on a recommendation from President John Swallow, the Board of Trustees voted to retire both Red Men and Lady Reds. The changes are now in effect. “While we deeply respect our history […]

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UW-Parkside Chancellor joins WiSys board

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Chancellor Dr. Deborah Ford was selected to join the Board of Trustees for WiSys. The nonprofit organization promotes research, innovation and entrepreneurship on the campuses of the 11 regional comprehensive University of Wisconsin System schools, including UW-Parkside. “We’re excited to have Dr. Ford’s support, energy and enthusiasm to carry out our mission […]

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UW System Reports Strong Day 1 Enrollment; UW-Parkside Enrollment Up 3.8% Over 2019

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson unveiled enrollment figures from the first day of the fall semester that suggest a vast majority of students have responded positively to the return of on-campus instruction. The figures suggest a modest decline of roughly 1 percent in enrollment across the UW System compared to 2019, while UW-Parkside, […]

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M.S. in CMHC Program at UW-Parkside Pre-Approved

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program at UW-Parkside was pre-approved as an educational program in professional counseling by the Professional Counselor Section of the Joint Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work of the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. The program is […]

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University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers new M.A. in Professional Communication

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a new Master of Arts program at University of Wisconsin-Parkside: the online M.A. in Professional Communication. This is the first master’s program in the College of Arts and Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and with the addition of this program, the university now offers master’s programs in […]

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UW-Parkside Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

On September 16 2020, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be celebrating its annual Hispanic Heritage month with a variety of virtual events. The annual celebration highlights community leaders during its kickoff week, and includes a variety of cultural discussions on topics related to the Latinx community. As part of the annual celebration the University honors […]

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UW-Parkside Launches 2020 “Election Experience”

Undaunted by COVID-19, University of Wisconsin-Parkside will launch Election Experience 2020 beginning September 9, 2020. The Election Experience is comprised of a course as well as a series of co-curricular events from the beginning of the semester to the last day of class, and a coordination of class content to the co-curricular events. Every Wednesday, […]

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UW-Parkside Faculty and Staff Prepare for Upcoming Semester with Online-Focused Professional Development

The Alan E. Guskin Center for Community and Business Engagement at University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been providing faculty development to help increase both the quality and equity of experiential learning at UW-Parkside. This summer, the university held its fifth Community-based learning (CBL) Fellows Workshop, which, in response to the current situation, had a greater emphasis […]

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University of Wisconsin-Parkside awarded SSS Trio Grant

University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been selected to receive funding from the US Department of Education’s Student Support Services TRIO Program.  This grant will be in the amount of $346,094.00 for the first budget period, from Sept 2020 through Aug 2021. It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of five years, amounting to a total of […]

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UW-Parkside participating in statewide safe-driving initiative

Even though many students will be engaged in virtual learning this fall, road safety is always of the utmost importance. To help keep safe on our roadways, officers from the UW-Parkside Police and Public Safety Department are part of the state-wide traffic safety Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which will be running from […]

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University of Wisconsin-Parkside staff member positive for COVID-19

SOMERS – A University of Wisconsin-Parkside staff member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the university, and the Kenosha County Division of Health announced Wednesday. The staff member is in isolation per Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ recommendation. The Kenosha County Division of Health is currently working with UW-Parkside to assist in identifying and […]

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23 Carthage professors cut in cost-cutting move

KENOSHA, WI — Carthage College is cutting two departments and is parting ways with 23 professors in a cost-cutting move, the university announced. “Like colleges across the country, Carthage is facing very serious financial challenges due to the changing higher education landscape — challenges only accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting shut-down of the […]

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Carthage College Participates in Historic Transfer Agreement with Technical Colleges

Students seeking to transfer credits from any of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges to Carthage College will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a historic, comprehensive agreement signed on June 8. Carthage College is one of the private, nonprofit colleges and universities participating in the WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement. “Carthage College […]

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Area Students Graduate from Carthage College

More than 450 students graduated from Carthage College in May of 2020. The pre-recorded Virtual Commencement ceremony debuted on May 23. A traditional celebration will be held on campus at a later date. Area graduates include: Gregory Lampark of Racine (53406) Christina Reif of Racine (53403) Heather Beckman of Racine (53403) Brett Bocciardi of Racine […]

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Area students named to Carthage College’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List

More than 1,100 students have been named to the Carthage College dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester. Area students named to the dean’s list: Katherine Munro of Racine (53402) […]